1st All Grain Batch is in the Fermentor.

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  1. Bulin's Milker Bucket Brews

    Bulin's Milker Bucket Brews Well-Known Member

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    Did a pretty simple recipe for my 1st one, "Dirty Boh 2.0" https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/851265/dirty-boh-v2/299668 Efficiency was better than I expected, punching the numbers into the calculator I came up with 80%, I was shooting for 75 and hoping to get at least 70...guess it's going to be a bit higher ABV than I had originally planned.

    I'll wait and see how it tastes, it's all a learning process at this point anyway. I will say that the Viking Pilsner Malt smelled wonderful in the mash tun. Ordered another 40 pounds of it.
     
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    Congrats and welcome to your new obsession. You can look at these forums as kind of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting but for beer brewing!
     
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    Nice work. It's addictive all right.
     
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    Good job. Don't obsess over efficiency. Mine goes up and down due to grain bill, mash temps, measurement error, and a whole host of other things.
     
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    Congratulations on first brew a hard style to get right pilsner hope you've got a winner in the fermentor.
     
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    Now it is time for patience, let er ride for a couple weeks, just forget it's there, let them little Dickens do their work!
     
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    (Best Bob Ross voice)"Now we have some happy little bubbles...."
     
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    Congrats on your first AG. Off to a good start with that brew session. All the best, Charlie.
     
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    Congrats! You are now part of the addiction that the rest of us share. Time to work on the next one!
     
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    Good luck finding the time to do that once the brewing bug bites.
     

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